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Brainy Spiced Nuts

Brainy Spiced Nuts

Makes: 4 cups Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes (Low carbohydrate, Low cholesterol, Low saturated fat, heart healthy, Gluten free) Ingredients 1 pound (500gms) pecan/walnut halves (or mixed nuts) 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons...

Why dietary supplements are suspect.

Why dietary supplements are suspect.

In the USA, supplements aren't held to the same standards as FDA-approved drugs. Evidence indicates that few are effective, many are useless, and others may be harmful. (Article reproduced from Harvard Health, April, 2016) Image: Thinkstock Dietary...

Why do we forget names?

Why do we forget names?

Brain Tuners tell us that their biggest memory let-down is NAMES! Take Ted, for example. My biggest concern is forgetting names.  Sometimes they are names of people I have known for some time although they are not people that are close friends, but still, it's...

Feed your Mind

Feed your Mind

These days there is more awareness that what we eat and drink can reduce the risk of developing health conditions such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes. However, there is also growing evidence that identifies certain foods and nutrients that help in the...

Over 27? Work on your Balance!

Over 27? Work on your Balance!

Are you over age 27? It may surprise you to know that after the tender age of 27 our ability to balance well begins to decline. Regardless of your age, you need to be doing some daily balance exercises - and telling your younger family members to also! One great trick...

What do people say about Memory Tune™?

What do people say about Memory Tune™?

Have you heard of Memory Tune™? It's Dr Allison Lamont's memory improvement series. When Dr Lamont, PhD, found that there were 6 key memory skills people need for independent living in older age, she planned this sequence of easy-to-follow steps to guide us in what we...

Exercising with Arthritis.

Exercising with Arthritis.

We all know how important exercise is for maintaining brain and vascular health. Dr Jian Guan from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research, recommends a gentle walk, 20 minutes a day. For most of us, this is easily achievable. But what if arthritis...

Are you Shoulder-ing On?

Are you Shoulder-ing On?

Shoulder pain or restriction? You are not alone. Shoulder pain is a very common condition at all ages but increasingly occurs as we get older. One in five over 65s will be dealing with some sort of shoulder stiffness, pain or impingement. What can you do about it? If...

Brain Quiz – are you up-to-date?

Brain Quiz – are you up-to-date?

You know a lot about your brain - right?  Scientists are discovering more each day it seems. Are you up-to-date? See how you go on this quiz! (Click under each question to check your answer.) 1. My brain can juggle more than two conscious tasks at once. (a) True (b)...

Great Health at 50 and Beyond.

Great Health at 50 and Beyond.

Your body’s needs change as you age – bringing different health concerns with it. Nutritionist Ravinder Lilly reports on some common health concerns in people over 50, and what you can do to reduce your risk.   Health concern: osteoporosis Healthy habit Exercise three...

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